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Consultant Anaesthetist

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year additional PA's available above 10 PA contract
Closing date
5 May 2023

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for both full or part time Consultant Anaesthetists based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, part of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust. This is a wonderful opportunity for any new or senior consultant to join our welcoming, friendly well-established team of 24 consultants, 10 SAS Doctors and trainees supporting all general services of the hospital including a busy Emergency Department. You will develop your clinical skills and have opportunity to be involved with leadership, research and audit across all areas of anaesthesia.

As a consultant you will have opportunity to develop special interests in areas such as Obstetric Anaesthesia and regional anaesthesia services. Our consultant-led Obstetric services are provided in a dedicated Women's unit. Other surgical subspecialties include Colorectal, Breast, Endocrine, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Trauma, Maxillo-facial, Ophthalmology, Urology and ENT.

Consultants at Lancaster also provide daytime theatre cover to Westmorland General Hospital, our green-site operating centre. This site is currently undergoing a large investment to develop its current theatres and increase the site to 6 state of the art theatres.

The Trust comprises 5 sites, of which Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital offer Intensive Care facilities. These ICUs are covered by a separate resident and consultant team out of hours.

Interviews are scheduled for 24th May 2023

Main duties of the job

  • Assessment and preparation of patients for theatre and provision of peri-operative and immediate post-operative care at Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal.
  • On-call, non-residential cover of emergency theatres and the obstetric unit, supervising two dedicated resident anaesthetists.
  • Contribute to service development in areas of special interest and expertise.
  • Undertake and participate in the appraisal process and job planning.
  • Satisfy the criteria for revalidation.
  • Involvement in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education.
  • Undertake personal appraisal and job-planning as part of revalidation.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based practice where appropriate.
  • Participate in clinical audit, governance and quality improvement.
  • Involvement in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education is strongly encouraged and well supported.
  • Maintain mandatory training requirements.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay

Royal Lancaster Infirmary is a friendly district general hospital based in North West Lancashire close to the Lake District. Westmorland General Hospital is located on the outskirts of the popular Lakeland town of Kendal. All our hospitals are situated in areas of outstanding natural beauty, which offer superb outdoor and recreational activities close to the Lake District, the Ribble Valley and the Yorkshire Dales. There is easy access to the M6 motorway and a direct rail link to Manchester and other city airports.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

You must hold full GMC with a license to practice and entry on the Specialist Register or anticipating being in receipt of CCT/CESR within six months of interview. Alternatively, a specialist doctor with an interest in obstetric anaesthesia would also be considered for the post.

You must hold full GMC with a license to practice

Person Specification

  • Appropriate Medical Qualification in Speciality
  • Full Registration and Licence to practice with General Medical Council
  • Demonstrable amount of experience in speciality


  • Evidence of effective leadership skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage risk
  • Evidence of good team working collaboratives
  • Knowledge of systems and processes within the NHS
  • Evidence of publication and or research

BMJRef: BMJ-116775/331-L14281022-B


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